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Jeans Jalie 2908

Added Mar 16, 2012

by max

West Texas, Texa...






I have used this pattern at least 5 times and I love the fit of these jeans! Unfortunately this time my denim did not have enough stretch and the jeans look better on my mannequin than they do on me! I meticulously sewed these and even added a panel in the front to slim the tummy. Alas! All is not lost though because I am offering a “Build Your Own Jeans” class at my sewing cafe and these are on display. A lesson learned and one I will surely pass on to my students.

Material Notes

Denim, thread, zipper




Garment Type

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    Mar 16, 2012, 03.21 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Lovely!!! they look wonderfull, and the detail in the back pockets make them: unique!!! I make all my jeans too…..since it is my everyday outfit!!!! just love denim!!!

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    Mar 16, 2012, 01.02 PMby max

    Thanks for the compliments guys! Bright-ideas this is the Jalie jeans pattern # 2908. Thanks Joost52. For the back pockets I traced a quilt template and sewed over it with a triple straight stitch. Magdamagdda you should really try making jeans, not difficult at all and I really like the Jalie pattern. Just make sure your fabric has enough stretch! Mitmit I think the fabric should have at least 3-7% lycra. I was doubtful that my fabric would stretch enough but I wanted to get started with what I had. I have another pair that I made posted here, the “Sew What” jeans ad they fit perfectly!

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    Mar 16, 2012, 11.20 AMby mitmit

    Love your jeans!! I made a pair of Jalies too, but couldn’t even get in them (!!!) My fabric didn’t have enough stretch and I must have read the pattern wrong. Gonna try making another pair, but I’m gonna meassure all pattern-pieces first! Don’t think this pattern was ever made to fit hour-glass-shaped girls! :-(

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    Mar 16, 2012, 08.53 AMby joost52

    I love the bar tacks (is that how you call them) and all the other little details that make them so ‘real’. Also very fancy topstitching on the back pockets :)

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    Mar 16, 2012, 06.12 AMby magdamagda

    they look great! never made a pair of jeans! or maybe just not recently:)) great pattern!

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    Mar 16, 2012, 04.03 AMby bright-ideas-studio

    Wow, jeans that fit! So far, only in my dreams… Is this a pattern?

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